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Welcome to Historic Deerfield

Spend a day in old New England. Visit Historic Deerfield, an authentic 18th-century New England village in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts. Tour beautifully restored museum houses with period architecture and furnishings. See Yankee ingenuity at work in demonstrations of colonial-era trades. And explore our world-famous collection of early American crafts, ceramics, furniture, textiles and metalwork. It’s a celebration of New England heritage.

The people were incredible, the museum a gem… Thank you so much for a truly wonderful experience.” 
- Scott F. from East Hampton, CT

 

Plan Your Visit Around These Upcoming Events

Small World: Toys, Dolls, and Games in New England

June 24, 2017 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife A one-day conference of eight lectures on the culture of children’s play in New England and adjacent areas of New York and Canada during the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries. » Learn More

Why We Collect: Recent Acquisitions at Historic Deerfield, 2010-2017

May 05, 2017 - February 11, 2018 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Presenting more than 20 highlights from the past seven years, this exhibition explains how these objects help us to understand everyday life, work, and culture in New England’s past, and why the museum's staff added them to the collection. » Learn More

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Cooking with Herbs

June 24, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturdays in June. Learn about the use of herbs in cooking, which added flavor and freshness to seasonal dishes. Visit the Cooks’ Garden, dedicated to the memory of Margaret Quinn Orloske, and see what’s growing. » Learn More

Spring Cleaning: Scrub, Rub, Polish and Shine

April 29, 2017 - June 25, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturdays and Sundays After a long and snowy winter the History Workshop is ready to throw open its doors and launch into a real old fashioned spring cleaning! Learn how people in early New England cleaned their homes. » Learn More

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: In a Pickle

July 01, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

During the hot summer, come learn how people in early New England kept cool, and preserved summer produce. » Learn More

Get the Buzz on Bees!

July 01, 2017 - August 13, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Come to the History Workshop to learn the sweet story of honey bees. From pollination to producing wax and honey, bees have been important in Deerfield from colonial times right up to the present. » Learn More

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